Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will find that there are numerous lawyers in the area that advertise they focus on your sort of case. This will make the whole process of finding one with a lot of experience a bit of a challenge. However, when you follow the tips below it will be easy to limit your quest to the correct one out of very little time. The first step is to make a listing of the lawyers which are listed in your neighborhood specializing in your needs. While you are causeing this to be list you should only include those that you have a great vibe about according to their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by taking a little while evaluating their website. There you should be able to find just how many years they have been practicing plus some general details about their success rates. At this point your list needs to have shrunken further to the people that you just felt had professional websites as well as an appropriate amount of experience. You should then make time to lookup independent reviews for each attorney. Make sure to browse the reviews rather than just depending on their overall rating. The info inside the reviews will give you a solid idea of the way that they connect with their clients and the length of time they invest into each case that they are working on. Finally, you will need to talk with no less than the last three lawyers which have the credentials you are searching for. This will provide you with some time to genuinely evaluate how interested they can be in representing both you and your case. It can be vital that you follow every one of these steps to actually find a person that has the best degree of experience to help you get the ideal outcome.
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Employment Legal Question?
Is It Legal For An Employer To Make Employees Take Off Of Work Because Of Renovations To An Office, And Not Pay The Employees For That Day? Or To Force Us To Use A Vacation Day Because Of Their Choice To Do Renovations, Which Means Just Adding More Desks To The Workspace.
Unless you have a contract stating otherwise, this is perfectly legal. As very few occupataions are contract-based, you probably do not have a case.
By the way, it is also legal in most places for the employer to fire you if you complain about the policy, with the justification being that others will alos bvecome upset with the poilicy and workers will become less productive.
If you have a complaint, take it to management. There may be another option. That is your only logical choice, without risking losing you job.
What Exactly Does A Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?
I Was Thinking Of Majoring In Poli Sci And Go To Law School To Be A Lawyer, But What Exactly Does A Lawyer Do, Especially A Criminal Defense Lawyer? Do Criminals Hire Them To Back Them Up In Court? What If Someone Was Caught Red Handed Doing Something? Would The Lawyer'S Job Be To Make The Judge Give The Client A Lesser Punishment?
The job is to provide a good defence. Which might be difficult if the client is obviously guilty, but everyone deserves a fair trial and the job of a defence lawyer is to make sure their client gets one. You put the case the best way you can without actually lying. And yes, your clients will be criminals - or at least people accused of breaking the law. You may well find that you're "trying to make bricks without straw" (if you know that Bible story!) but you do the best you can. And then if your client is convicted, you did your best for them. If the client was caught red-handed, then obviously your job is a lot harder, but your job is to TRY and present it the best way you can. You really cannot do the job if you only want to represent clients you actually believe.
To that end, in court you will be cross-examining prosecution witnesses to try and shake them and make them admit they COULD be wrong. "That's not how it happened, is it? I put it to you that THIS is what happened..." And questioning defence witnesses to bring out what looks best for your client.
Then there are things such as plea bargains to negotiate whatever you can get for your client. You try anything you can get away with.
As you can tell from my spelling, I'm English, and I've done jury service. The trial I was on was of a paedophile with 17 counts of rape and sexual assault against 4 girls, including all his own daughters. So there was all of them as prosecution witnesses, plus his very disgusted ex-wife, and a few more who were at the family row about it. The only defence witness was the man himself, and in my opinion he wasn't at all convincing. Not surprisingly we found him guilty of everything. Looking back on it, I'm sure he must have been advised to plead guilty because he really didn't have a leg to stand on.
But my point in telling you all this is to tell you about his barrister. (The profession is split in England - you go to a solicitor first, and they can handle most things, but if the case goes to any higher than the lowest level of court, they can't represent anyone there and the client has to hire a barrister as well, who will appear in wig and gown.) She really tried hard to put up a good fight, and I'd say she can represent me any time! I don't think anyone could have done better to try and discredit the prosecution case. She was just fighting against overwhelming odds. But her client got the best anyone could possibly do.
You will also find that you don't spend all your time in court, because you need time to prepare the case and work out how to make it look good.
Power Of Attorney?
How Do I Cancel A Power Of Attorney Once I Have S9igned It?
Post a letter to the attorney or attorneys you appointed informing them that you wish to cancel the power with immediate effect. Ask them to return the original and all copies of the power to you (so that these can be destroyed).
Some Questions About Lawsuits/Lawyers?
Let'S Say I Want To Sue Someone Because They Injured Me In A Car Accident. How Does A Lawyer Resolve This Case? It Doesn'T Always Go To Court, Right? How Is Any Case Resolved When It Doesn'T Go To Court? How Often Does It Go To Court?
My guess is about 10% of personal injury matters end up in Court. BUT, when you go to a law office for a personal injury case, the attorney will immediately start preparing the matter as if it IS going to go to Court. Because they don't know for sure. So they start preparing the documents, etc. as though the case will go to Court.
This is very similar to a chess game - but this "game" is played out by the insurance companies. I have seen MANY personal injury cases get settled the day before the matter was scheduled for Court. It is usually resolved by the attorneys playing out their chess moves.
I assure you, if I was injured in a motor vehicle accident, I would get an attorney to settle my case. But, then, I work for attorneys that do Personal Injury matters - and I know how hard they work.
One thing I want to make you aware of: When someone has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, a "clock" starts ticking. If you wait too long, nothing will be able to be done for you. My suggestion is to call a lawyer asap.
THE best way to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask your: family, friends, coworkers, anyone you might know in the same situation, etc.
Call your local (usually county) bar association. Ask for names of attorneys that handle Personal Injury matters. (If money is a BIG problem, you could also ask for the phone number of your local LegalAid office. - the attorneys at LegalAid are "real" attorneys, but sometimes in the field of Law, how much you are willing to pay does affect the quality you get.)
When you call the law office(s), insist on speaking with the Lawyer. Just tell the Secretary the main idea of your matter - do not tell all the little details of your matter to the Secretary - save the details for the Attorney. When you get the Lawyer on the phone line, ask him/her:
- Do they give >>>FREE, initial consultations for the FIRST meeting? (most do, but not all - you have to ask, don't assume)
- How much do they charge?
- Could you make payments on your account?
- Can they help you? OR Refer you to someone who can help you?
And be patient - personal injury cases can take 1 - 2 years sometimes.
Good luck to you.
(This is based on my knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Seeking advice over the Internet is not a good idea - the field of Law is too complex for that. Please be careful and do your research.)
Free Legal Advice?
I'M In Missouri And I Need Free Legal Advice Concerning A Drug Charge
I don't live in Missouri, and I don't know of any place to get free legal advice, but...
You get what you pay for!
If you do find someplace that will give free legal advice, will you trust it the same as someplace that charges for it?
A Custody Contract
There are several kinds of custody agreements.
Joint custody- Both parents have complete joint custody- meaning they both have EQUAL physical and legal custody (time spent with child and decision making)
Joint custody- One parent has sole legal custody and both have EQUAL physical custody.
Sole custody- One parent has sole physical and legal custody and the other gets visitation- to be determined- can either be weekends, every other weekend, birthdays, holidays and summer visitation- this can be arranged in a variety of ways.
Sole custody- one parent has sole legal and physical while the other has supervised visitation or none at all.
Along with custody agreements come child support agreements- Usually if there is a sole custody agreement the non custodial parent is ordered to pay child support to the other.
Sometimes in joint custody situations one parent is still ordered to pay child support to the other in order to balance the lifestyles.